With New York City and Philadelphia news often overshadowing the concerns and challenges we face here in New Jersey, there is both a need and a hunger for constructive dialogue, access to quality information, and meaningful engagement in community decision-making. Dodge supports traditional and innovative uses of media to educate and engage the public around issues of importance to New Jersey and its citizens, as well as efforts to uncover abuses of power by the institutions in which we’ve placed our trust. We believe that communities thrive when their members are well-informed and seek to improve their lives as well as those of their neighbors.
Use traditional and new media to educate the public and promote participation in issues of importance to New Jersey and its citizens.
We strive to fulfill this vision for Media in New Jersey by funding organizations that:
- Provide high quality, New Jersey-focused news across multiple platforms;
- Seek ambitious, innovative and collaborative reporting opportunities, with an emphasis on investigative reporting;
- Actively engage traditionally underserved audiences with relevant news and information;
- Encourage meaningful, ongoing civic dialogue and community participation;
- Inform and educate the public about issues related to the Foundation's priority funding areas.
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It started with a simple premise: News organizations, working together, might be able to achieve some useful economies. It’s the same impulse that led to the creation of the Associated Press during the Mexican-American War in 1846. Only in this case, instead of the costs of foreign war coverage, it was layoffs at the Star-Ledger and the state’s decision to dump its public broadcastin...Read More
Seaside Heights NJ devastation after Hurricane Sandy | AP Photo Julio Cortez There is nothing quite like a major natural disaster to reveal huge gaps in a community’s information needs and infrastructure. When Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey in late 2012, leaving $68 billion in damage in its wake, people scrambled for information. Where and when to buy gas during the shortage? When will the ...Read More